WEEMALA

This series explores the spaces of what was once the Royal Rehabilitation Hospital in Ryde, Sydney. Sparse and lonely to the eye, these interiors were in a state of limbo; mostly empty but for a few remaining items - old medical documents, rehabilitation equipment, worn curtains, and old hospital beds - that reminded the viewer of the hospital’s history. However, despite this emptiness, there was a sense that the spaces were still filled with the memories of the many patients that required full time care, and also those of their dedicated carers.

The photographs are an attempt to carefully and sensitively depict the last moments of the Weemala Building before it was redeveloped in to apartments in 2015.